A July 15, 2013 article in The New York Times says that travelers in the United States will spend about $273.3 billion on the road in 2013. That’s a 4.3 percent increase over last year, and a reflection of stronger growth in domestic travel as the national economy stabilizes.
Of the estimated $273.3 billion, about $117.1 billion will be spent on group travel — meetings and conventions, conferences, incentive trips and the like. And $33.1 billion will be spent in the United States on international travel. The information comes from a report that trade group Global Business Travel Association has released preceding its annual convention, which will be held early August in San Diego.